Dept. of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology
Oregon Health & Science University
Allergic rhinitis is a chronic disease that may be easily monitored at home using Web-Health 2.0 concepts and tools such as smartphones, which are popular due to their portability, wireless and multimedia capabilities. Health-related apps are undergoing rapid development, but many remain unproven and have yet to be evaluated for widespread use. Although much of the hardware associated with healthcare apps are usable, few software applications for medicine have been established and are best designed with additional patient input. I report the results of a usability and qualitative study of allergic rhinitis patientsâ use of a mobile app involving a quality of life questionnaire (eSurvey) that sought information on factors that are important in successful and adherent use. Patient use experiences demonstrated satisfaction, learnability, ease, trust, and willingness. The doctor-patient-relationship facilitates this trust of a new virtual encounter. Traditional face-to-face clinic encounte
School of Medicine
Dalan, Dan, "Allergy quality of life questionnaire (e-survey) use in smart phones : yes, there is an app for that" (2012). Scholar Archive. 898.